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Old 5th July 2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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I have a British Martini Rifle but re issued to Nepal .. it has some writing on it that I would love to understand , can any member help ?
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I don't read Nepali, but thanks to the excellent Appendix on Unit Markings in John Walter's Guns of the Gurkhas I believe the Devanagari characters on the trigger guard of your Martini mean:

Gorakhdal Company
No. 8

Gorakhdal Company was one of many independent companies of the Royal Nepalese Army. It was formed in 1880. The number is either a rack number given to the weapon, or the number of an individual rifleman to whom the weapon was assigned.
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Old 5th July 2012, 11:49 PM   #3
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I don't read Nepali, but thanks to the excellent Appendix on Unit Markings in John Walter's Guns of the Gurkhas I believe the Devanagari characters on the trigger guard of your Martini mean:

Gorakhdal Company
No. 8

Gorakhdal Company was one of many independent companies of the Royal Nepalese Army. It was formed in 1880. The number is either a rack number given to the weapon, or the number of an individual rifleman to whom the weapon was assigned.


Well thank you so much , that is marvellous. This is why I love this site ! Excellent .
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Old 6th July 2012, 12:45 AM   #4
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I don't read Nepali, but thanks to the excellent Appendix on Unit Markings in John Walter's Guns of the Gurkhas I believe the Devanagari characters on the trigger guard of your Martini mean:

Gorakhdal Company
No. 8
CONGRATULATIONS
I'm really amazed ... and you don't read Nepali
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